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Vibrant, Diverse & Interdisciplinary: Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences

From mapping in the Andes to simulating protein folding to building a laser trap and more — few departments can offer as wide an array of experiences as Chemical and Physical Sciences (CPS).

As an interdisciplinary science department, our research labs examine questions such as:

  • how cells are programmed
  • how proteins function
  • how we develop materials for human health and a sustainable future
  • how Earth’s climate and biosphere change over time
  • how we monitor and predict natural hazards
  • how students learn to approach these challenges

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our researchacademic programs, publications and other resources.